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Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
sends those highly skilled immigrants, many of them, educated in the best american colleges and universities back home to their country of origin so they can create jobs there, competing with the u.s. in the global economy. it's called the reverse brain drain. joining me is the director of research at duke university. he's also the author of "the immigrant exodus, why america is losing the global race to capture entrepreneur talent." your research found that from 1995 to 2005, immigrants founded more than a quarter of all tech and engineering start-ups in the united states and more than 52% of those in silicon valley. you have just updated the numbers, and immigrant entrepreneurship has declined. talk to me about this. why is it happening and how do we fix it? >> it's very simple. there are a million skilled immigrants here waiting for permanent residents visas. many of them want to start companies and employ americans and do good for this country. we won't let them, wevisas. so they're getting frustrated and going home. so now we're now boosting our competition. >> it's weird,
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm EDT
." governor grandholm wants to do for jobs what she's trying to do for education. her plate launches a competition to fill a critical national need. it would help the public-private partnerships. the fund would come from money america currently spends on economic development. thanks for joining us. >> you bet. thanks for having me on, ali. >> how do you ensure that we undertake projects using private and public money that do create jobs and fix problems as opposed to the accusation that we get from a lot of conservatives that say, these things are just pork. >> first of all, in states it's happening all the time, anyway. every state almost has an economic development agency that has identified that state's strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. a swat analysis, if you will, and they decided to focus on areas of strength inside the state's geographic borders. what i'm suggesting is to put that kind of effort on steroids, n knowing our economic allies, they aren't being that aggressive. how do you make sure it's effective? you want to make sure the government's dollar is the last dolla
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